icicleinspring: (yes)
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 07:40 pm
I got my new computer today, and I just set it up a couple of hours ago. I had to go back to the store and exchange my wireless adapter for one that worked, but now it's going like a dream. I've got all my files transferred over and my bookmarks redone on Firefox. Now I'm downloading the WoW game client, and when it's done we'll see how it runs. I'm very pleased with it so far. My monitor looks great. I need to get some speakers, though. Blah. Anyway, very glad it came in today. It was supposed to be yesterday, but I figured that Memorial Day might delay things a bit. It's an Asus Essentio with a Phenom II X6 processor in it and a one terabyte hard drive. Sweet little machine right out the box. Evil DM and Jana both approve. :D

Other than new computer, I got a bit of cool news from work. They're opening a new receptionist position back in the salon, basically answering the phone, booking appointments, and checking pets in and out. Lori asked me if I wanted it and told me I was the first person she thought of. I was a bit flattered, and I said yes. I'll be doing that mostly weekends, still cashier the rest of the time. Didn't come with a pay raise, but I wasn't expecting that. It just guarantees me more hours, and it sounds like something I'd like to do. Little cool, not big cool, but still cool.

Started reading Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris, which I borrowed from Steph at work. Nothing else new on the media front. Oh, wait, we did start watching American Pickers, which is kind of like the pawn/auction/antiquing shows. Two guys go around the US buying old stuff from private collectors for their store. They meet some really neat people and see the strangest things. I like it, but my inner neat freak is going, "Oh.MY.GOD.." Heh. So, it's a cool show. Anyway, I'm outta here for now. :P
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Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 10:38 pm
Haven't updated in forever. Boo to me. Anyway, I'm borrowing Jana's laptop to play WoW until I get my new desktop, and I am addicted. I have my main Alliance character on Cenarius up to level 41 already, and my Horde character on Farstriders with Jana is 13 or so now. My desktop is supposed to be here around June 1st, and I can't wait. I'm so excited about new tech. Hee. I got a pretty monitor and everything. Not much new besides that. I'm not watching as much TV, obviously. We finished watching an anime called Yumeria, and we're catching up on the episodes of Kenichi we haven't seen yet. I'm reading Pandora by Anne Rice, and Fire by Kristin Cashore. Glee is done for the season, but I'm enjoying The Voice and Raising Hope. Oo, and America's Got Talent starts again next week.

Let's see, saw Mom last Thursday. We had dinner with her and Jobbadoc. Yes, I did just make you a threesome, ha! Oh, speaking of Mom, she cut Artist A's hair today, whom I spoke to earlier. She loves it. I can't wait to see it tomorrow. I have to open. Ugh. Don't feel like saying much. More later.
icicleinspring: (kestrel)
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 10:05 pm
I love my husband, but sometimes he tries my patience to no end. This past Sunday I bought a new cat tree and rearranged some stuff in the living room to make space for it. I was really happy with how everything was set up, and when he came home the first thing he did was complain about where I'd put everything. I was a bit put out, but I sucked it up and tried to compromise by suggesting we move the end table further down and switch the shorter cat tree with the taller one to make room for the folding table he puts the remotes on and uses when he eats. His response is that it doesn't matter. Obviously it did matter if you were complaining about it not two minutes ago. So we sit there and stew in silence for about twenty minutes before I get fed up and go slamming into my bedroom. I tried to let it go. I really did, but I got so pissed off at him being unwilling to talk to me about it that I yanked up the CD-player on my dresser and chucked it at my door. Then I tossed a book across the room. That got his attention, and he came to investigate. We ended up talking for a couple hours, and he admitted to being bad at communicating (no shit, Sherlock). Now things are okay, but I just wish that he could understand that just because he'd rather ignore little stuff until it goes away, it doesn't mean that I can do the same thing. I'm still worried or worked up about that little thing he was pissed about hours later or even the next day. And it's so simple to just talk about it and then it's over. What can I say? We're a work in progress.

His birthday was interesting. Mom and Mema forgot, so Dad was the only one from my family to show. His sister couldn't make it, and parking was horrible. The food was great, though, and we got to hang out with the OLG afterward. Mom took us to Red Orchid Thursday night to make it up to him, and Romex and Jana came, too. So did Billy, an annoying mooch, but he was mostly ignored, so it wasn't awful. I finally got my work schedule for next week. Nearly forty hours and I have Friday off! So happy. We might finally get to play D&D again. We'll see. I'm hungry, so on to the mundane stuff.

Finished books, started The Vampire Armand and Empire of Ivory. Finished Strike Witches, caught up with Kenichi, and stalled out on anime. Still watching The Killing, Trueblood season 3, and Breaking In (new comedy show) on TV. I'm re-watching Inuyasha on my own still, and I like it just as much now as I did before. We watched The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus last night, and Husband fell asleep during most of it. I was bored by it but watched it all the way through anyway. That's good enough for now. Will be more eventually.
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Sunday, April 10th, 2011 01:32 pm
Lots of stuff going on around me, if not to me. Best Friend's husband is sick and got a buzz cut when he's had a ponytail forever. Sending tons of love his way, and now I get to pet his head! :D Jana cut hers short, too. It looks awesome. Co-worker of mine got really bad news about her dad, like he only had a few weeks to live bad, then gets mad at his doctor for some reason (don't remember what she told me) and throws him out of her dad's room, telling him he is no longer treating her father. So new doctor and new tests, and low and behold, he only has a few tiny spots of cancer in his lungs instead of all throughout his body and organs and with some treatment and physical therapy is going to be okay. So she told me all this yesterday at work, got off at seven, and by nine when we closed, we get a call at work telling us she's fallen off her porch and has broken her hip. I feel just awful for her, and I hope she heals well. I'll miss her while she's gone.

Next week is Husband's birthday, and we're going to a restaurant we've never been to before. Mom has and says it's great. I made reservations for 19. Good grief we have big parties. I need to call everybody again and let them know what time. I got him the Boondocks season 3 on DVD, and the LG got him Dead Rising 2 with all the nifty extras. I told other people who asked gift cards to various places or things off his wish list. Hopefully the dinner goes okay, and everyone has a good time. I don't know why I like birthdays so much, but I always want them to be happy for the people I care about.

Umm..mundane stuff. I finally finished Wise Man's Fear, and I also read Elegy Beach in it's entirety. I'm still not finished with Memnoch, but I've started Black Powder War by Naomi Novik. I got a book on kink that I'm looking forward to reading, too. Oh, that reminds me. The LG went to the new adult store in North Chuck on Friday night. It was a fun little outing, and that's where I got the book. We all bought books, come to think of it. Haha. As for what Husband and I are watching, we've stalled out on Queen's Blade, still watching Strike Witches and got caught up with Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple. I watched what I'm afraid is the last episode of Harry's Law this week, as there was no hint of what was on next week. We watched the pilot for The Killing on AMC, and it looks good. Well, more to come later, I'm sure.
icicleinspring: (elope?)
Thursday, March 24th, 2011 12:04 pm
I haven't updated in awhile, so here we go. Had the car back for awhile now, but I finally got the check from the insurance company. Deposited it and wrote the body shop a check for the repairs. That's all taken care of now. I bought new bumper stickers, so my car will have flair again. Hehe. Um..I've been sick since Monday, and I went to the doctor on Tuesday. I have a sinus infection, so that means my old pal z-pak and a new one, predinzone, for the inflammation. I'm feeling much better than I did Monday and Tuesday, but I still have an annoying cough that hasn't lessened in frequency. I'm hoping once I'm done with the round of medicine that that'll be the end of it, as I can't afford another doctor's visit, but we'll see. Oh, someone introduced me to Fetlife.com, and it's made me think much more actively about that part of myself. I'm having a ball looking through the groups on there. I don't know how much of that I'll post here in detail. I may keep kink stuff to Fetlife, but you never know.

In other news, I'm a little disappointed in myself. I haven't finished either of the books I'm reading, but I'm really enjoying The Wise Man's Fear. Awesome book. We've finished watching the other shows I mentioned, and last night we watched the first season of The Walking Dead. Zombies are not normally my thing, but the show is very character-driven. Husband wanted to try me on the first episode only to see if I'd be into it, and I demanded more. I had to look away from some of the more grisly scenes. I definitely do not recommend this show if you are bothered by blood and guts. Husband was good and warned me when I shouldn't look when he knew a scene would bother me. I gave up watching Supernatural, though. Too annoyed with it to keep going. In the world of anime, we're watching Queen's Blade and Strike Witches. Both awesome. I'm tired of typing, so I'm going to go do some browsing elsewhere.
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Thursday, March 10th, 2011 01:53 pm
Got my car back today. Yay! It's all fixed and shiny. But a check hasn't been mailed for the estimate, so I called the insurance company and left a message asking if they just cut me a check or if the mechanic goes through them to get paid. Hopefully I get a call back today. If not I'll be calling them tomorrow until I talk to a person. I had lunch with Daddy, and that was nice. We chatted about what was new with us, movies, books, etc. We should do stuff more often. I'll have to be more on top of that. Eh, work's same old crap, different day. We're really busy lately, and a lot of people have been calling out. Being short-staffed is not fun. Not that working there is grand in the first place.

As to the mundane stuff, we finished Dollhouse and started watching Hot in Cleveland. Very funny. I finished Throne of Jade and Percy Jackson, and now I'm reading The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss and Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice. We finished Godanner, but we haven't started any new anime. I'm bored, so I'm off to do something else.
icicleinspring: (kestrel)
Saturday, February 26th, 2011 10:59 pm
We finally get the internet and my friggin' computer gets a nasty bit of malware. Ugh! It was a couple of Fridays ago now, the 11th. So I'm looking at wikipedia and fanfiction.net when this fake-looking virus scan pops up. I try to pull up avast, and Husband comes home from work and sees the pop-up box and asks me if I clicked on it. I told him no, and he takes over and tries to run ComboFix. No dice. The thing infects ComboFix, so he says there's nothing he can do; give it to Evil DM. I give him the computer the next Sunday, but he wasn't able to look at it until this past Thursday, and he gave it back all fixed up yesterday. I'm grateful he even bothered looking at it for free when he does this for a living, so I didn't mind the wait. It was just a bad couple weeks. That same Friday I got into a car accident. Coming home from my grandmother's (church lady dinner I got tricked into attending), I was making a right turn at a red light, so I slowed down because I had a yield sign even with the turn lane (and the light was red). The dude behind me ran into me and tried to tell the cops that since there was a keep going, change lanes later sign further up I shouldn't have slowed down. Asshole. An hour later, the cops decide it was his fault, give me my accident report, and I go back to grandparents to cool down. I ran up on the curb when parking in the side yard and got a flat tire. I decided I was cursed at that point and just waited for Curtis to come get me.

Well, as of now an assessor for the other guy's insurance has given an estimate to get the car fixed, I'm driving Dad's Taurus, and the Cavalier is in the shop. I am happy to have the computer back so I can update and fool around online when I'm not busy. It feels like there should be a lot more to it, but that's the gist in a nutshell. Mundane stuff is we're watching Dollhouse season 2 on Netflix, and I'm watching seasons of Law and Order: SVU by myself when I have time to kill. Done with Relic and also finished His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik. Now working on the second in Novik's Temeraire series, Throne of Jade, and I'm also reading book one of the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. Eh, that's all for now.
icicleinspring: (kestrel)
Thursday, February 10th, 2011 05:51 pm
I've been saving up a lot of things to post about that are kinda ranty, so here we go.

Chick-fil-A )

Reverse Racism )

Sexism )

Now that that's over we can get on with our irregularly unscheduled update. We had a Super Bowl party last Sunday, and it was fun to hang out with everybody for awhile. Curtis and I rearranged the living room the Wednesday before in anticipation of the visit, and I'm much happier with the result. We also finally hung pictures! Now I just have to get him to organize the movies, and I'll have really gotten somewhere. Oy. Hmm..went out with Jana today to get Romex's birthday present at Best Buy. Rescheduled lunch with Dad for next week, and I'm going to dinner with Mom and Mema tomorrow night. May see Jana and Artist A tomorrow, if not Sunday. I guess lots of days off are good every once in a while.

I just finished reading Suzanne Collins' Catching Fire, which was awesome, and I'm almost done with Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, which is pretty good for a detective thriller. I'm not sure what I want to read next. We'll see. On the anime front we're still on Godannar, but we also watched the first episode of Queen's Blade with Netflix streaming. I can't wait to see more. We're also working through Supernatural. I still hope they end the series soon before it gets really trite (not that it hasn't gotten pretty ridiculous already, heh). Glee is back on, yay! And I'm watching a new show on Mondays called Harry's Law starring Kathy Bates. It's really funny. Well, that's enough inane stuff for now. I'm off!
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Friday, January 21st, 2011 08:22 pm
I wish that DW had Writer's Block questions sometimes. I've answered two from LJ since I moved, and I felt compelled to copy/paste my response to the latest one here. It's a feature I've enjoyed over there for quite awhile. Just makes me think. Sometimes about things I wouldn't have before, and it's even prompted discussions at home that have proven helpful and/or enjoyable, too. Here's the question and my response below:

"Would you ever take someone back after they cheated on you, and why? What could change your mind?" submitted by andie_babi on LJ

Like many others, my instant response was "Absolutely not because that is a betrayal I couldn't see myself overcoming, and nothing I know of could change my mind." Then I started thinking very hard about the scenario in relation to my life right now. My answer (much to my own surprise) did not change. If my husband ever cheated on me, I would leave him. The fact that he could do something that would hurt me like that would show me he didn't value our relationship the way I do. And for the people going on and on about momentary lapses in judgment and second chances, my point is that the momentary lapse is enough to be a deal-breaker for me. If you value something, truly find it precious beyond measure, you don't do things to jeopardize that something. Things like cheating. I could deal with my husband coming to me and telling me that he was unhappy with our relationship, that things needed work or even that he didn't think he could be happy with me anymore or that he wanted to try to find happiness with someone else. But he owes me that honesty if he respects me as a person, just as I do, him. Cheating bypasses this idea. It shows a lack of respect and no concern for the other person's feelings. I don't think all cheaters are doomed to repeat this behavior forever, but that doesn't change my feelings about how I would react were it done to me.

Now, I don't believe that monogamy is for everyone, nor do I believe that there can't be cheating in a poly or other atypical relationship. I'm just describing how it would be from my own perspective. The definition of cheating, to me, is simple. It's doing something physical or otherwise with another person or people outside of the bounds of the relationship you've negotiated with your partner or partners. My husband and I are monogamous. We both expect the other to be faithful both physically and emotionally. If things change, we each respect the other enough to be honest about it. If I or he fell for somebody else tomorrow, then the appropriate thing to do would be to end our relationship before doing anything with someone else. Say we were poly. If I or he started to like/find someone else attractive, then we could come to each other to negotiate terms of what was okay and not okay to do with that other person. Communication and honesty are the keys to making relationships work. They really are. And they are also what makes the difference between cheating and an open relationship.
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Friday, January 21st, 2011 06:27 pm
There's way too much information-sharing going on with Facebook, and while I didn't have much on there, anyway, I just decided to delete it. I didn't use it, and I'm tired of the e-mails and being signed up for so many things I don't use. Everybody who matters knows me in RL and can contact me and stay updated through other means, so no great loss there. In other news, I got the Husband a zombie t-shirt for V-Day (though I still tend to grump about the day in general). I still have to figure out something for our anniversary (dating) and his birthday in March and April respectively. Also need to get Princess C and Romex something for their birthdays in February.

Hm..yesterday Jana and I went to the rock store downtown, which was fun. I got a pretty bracelet with hematite and little silver beads, and I helped her get a stone offering bowl for her altar. My own altar needs some work. It looks cluttered to me, so I have to figure out what I want on top and how to best arrange it. Jana is going to make me an altar cloth at some point, which is cool. It'll be a nice touch. Artist A and Evil DM are sick, so A didn't get to go with us. Hopefully next week will work out better. I did a whole lot of nothing today until I made myself take a shower around five and went and dropped off the car insurance check. Now I'm piddling around at BAM. I'm almost finished reading my fourth book of the year. I think I'll have no problem reaching 50 this year if I keep up this pace.

Boring updates are thus: we're watching Godanner and Fencer of Minerva in the anime department. Godanner is a mech/comedy and Fencer of Minerva is probably supposed to be an adult comedy, but it comes off as mostly smut. I'm not sure I like it's message about women wanting to be nothing but slaves to their men (all the strong female leads throw away everything to become slaves literally owned by the men they love), but we're just watching it through Netflix, so whatever. I just finished Side Jobs by Jim Butcher, and I'm nearly done with Belinda by Anne Rice. I think I'm going to read Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins next. I'm almost all typed out now, so I'm going to go browse communities on LJ or something.
icicleinspring: (yes)
Friday, January 14th, 2011 09:13 pm
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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 07:25 pm
Separate from the meme, I have other stuff to add, so here we go. I don't like resolutions. I feel like they set you up for failure because they're almost always unreasonable. There are some things I'm determined to work on about myself this year, though. Number one is my fear of confrontation has to go. It's causing me to be unfair to my loved ones. I've been hurt by several things Artist A has said in the past, but I've never felt confident enough to say anything. I'm going to have to see if we can have a heart-to-heart soon to come clean so I stop judging her actions unfairly like I did when they declined to hang out this past weekend. I've since talked to her on the phone to see how she was doing and found out she was suffering with her period complications. I felt like a heel and well I should.

It also makes interacting with my family nearly unbearable at times. They made me very angry when they put down my choice not to have kids at Mom's birthday dinner, and during most family functions of any sort our differences of opinion when it comes to religion, sexuality, and politics makes things awkward or frustrating for me. I'm so tired of keeping my mouth shut when they say something that makes me livid or hurt. From now on I'll say something if they are out of line, and if we have to agree to disagree, then I'll make plain what topics I'm not willing to discuss. I'm an adult. They can either treat me like one and respect my boundaries or go without my company.

Husband and I have very few issues, but I'm going to have to be more forceful about stuff I want done around the house getting done in a timely manner. I asked him to organize the movie room at the end of September. It's January, and he hasn't touched it. Time for another talk.

I'm trying really hard to be happy with myself. I am tired of feeling fat. If I eat better and get more active it won't be in order to be thin, only to be healthier. If I don't, I'm not going to feel like a nasty cow anymore. I'm beautiful just the way I am, and I'm going to start acting like it. This will not be an immediate change, but I'm already wearing nicer clothes and trying to be more confident in them and my appearance in general.

I have to have a goal when it comes to my work situation. There's not a lot out there right now. My current idea is to look into some kind of certificate I could get at Tech for something like a pharmacy tech or maybe working in a medical office. Something with not quite the same pressure of a retail setting but still not too demanding overall. I've never really wanted a career, and I think if I can manage to land a job like this I could be content with it and enjoy my life outside of work a lot more as a result. Only time will tell.

That's all I can think of for the moment. I'm about typed out right now. Off subject, I'm switching my main e-mail to icicleinspring@gmail.com. It'll be a pain to change everything over, but I'm tired of keeping up with so many e-mail accounts I don't use. That is all.
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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 06:02 pm
2010 )
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Saturday, January 1st, 2011 01:16 pm
Happy New Year!
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Sunday, December 19th, 2010 08:47 pm
I discovered this a while ago, but I've been reading the archives today and had to share. Hyperbole and a Half is awesome. My absolute favorite is probably The Party. I nearly peed myself laughing the first time I read it. Most of the stuff under Best Of is comedic gold. Or at least funny enough to make my face and sides hurt from laughing so much. I'm getting really hungry now, so I'm going to go home, but there you go. Hyperbole and a Half.
icicleinspring: (Pluto ownd!)
Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 11:22 pm
Just over at WAC's house feeding Chai-kitty after work and surfing the web. I was feeling industrious, so I put up a My Little Pony mood theme I found in LJ's cutemoodthemes community made by user sapphire_heaven. I didn't really like any of the pre-made ones on DW, so I'm happier with the custom. I don't think I'll feel like putting up another one anytime soon, but you never know. The husband is probably almost home, so I'd better go back home before he wonders where I am. We really need to get the internet soon. I'm getting tired of not having it whenever I'm bored or need to look up something. *sigh*
icicleinspring: (elope?)
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 05:18 pm
I'm stealing internet at WAC's house again. I had to get their house key since I'm feeding the evil Chai-kitty while they go out of town for Thanksgiving, so I figured I'd hang out for awhile. Nothing new on the work front. Got great hours this week due to the holiday, and I have to work 7-4 on Black Friday. I'm not looking forward to the madness that is going to be the mall parking lot, nevermind getting up that early in the morning. Ugh. I'm going to Dad's for Turkey Day, as usual, but the husband has to work. :(

Um..I finished the entire Kushiel's Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey, and it was awesome. I also flew through Brandon Sanderson's Way of Kings. Now I'm tackling the next to last book in the Wheel of Time series Towers of Midnight and the first of Carey's second series set in the same world called Naamah's Kiss. I'm trying to get all the trophies on the PS3 game Fairytale Fights, and I have 73% done. The one I'm doing now is ridiculously hard. You have to get an A or A+ grade on all the chapters in chronological order. Well..it's hard for me, anyway. I guess more frequent gamers would find it less difficult, especially on easy mode. The husband and I finished Samurai Girl Real Bout High School, which was only okay, and now we're watching Gantz. We watched season five of House, and now we're watching the first season of Dark Angel in between Gantz DVDs.

I finally set up my meditation station. After much debate I decided to put things that were important to me on it. I have the jewelry box my paternal grandfather carved for my grandmother up there, which I use for the jewelry I wear daily (handily including those items in the setup, too). My engagement ring, wedding band, snake ring, and labradorite moon pendant Jana gave me, as well as my grandmother's opals are in there (when I'm not wearing the moon pendant and the rings). I also put the scarf Artist A made me on there, my favorite tarot deck, and the dragonfly candle the sis-in-law gave me. I also hung the plaque with the mother/daughter carving Mom gave me one year above the station. It just felt right. I'm happy with it for now.
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Thursday, November 11th, 2010 06:20 pm
Thought it was time for an update, so here I am. Work is the same crap. Some days are okay, others (mainly when I have to work with the Operations Manager Theresa) suck. I still can't find anything else, and I've almost given up on finding anything in the near future. If Curtis can make enough to take care of a majority of the bills on his income alone in the next year or so I'll probably look into getting a certificate at a trade/technical college and find a job that way. Like a pharm tech or something. I'm not in love with anything I can think of so far, but at this point a job is just a means to an end for me.

I hung out with my mom, brother, and grandparents last Sunday since I missed my grandmother's birthday on the fifth. We played dominoes and taught Mema how to play King's Corners with cards. It was a fun day, thankfully free of clashes of opinion on religion or alternate lifestyles. I got to hang with Jana today, and we chased her son around BAM for awhile. She took me by Monster Music, and I got Laura Izibor's CD Let the Truth be Told. I like it a lot, especially "Shine", "Don't Stay", and "If Tonight is my Last". I'm now bumming around online at BAM. I bought the husband a shirt from Bad T-shirt Ideas that says "I'm a ninja (you can't see me)". I think he'll like it, and he's in desperate need for more t-shirts, as he's down to two. *eyeroll* He's so picky about clothes. It's worse than food, and the fact that he won't eat a vegetable that isn't a starch tells you how bad that is.

Not much else going on right now. Um..Halloween was a let down because we couldn't all come to a consensus on what to do, but we did have fun watching movies with Evil DM, Artist A, and Gamer J after Princess C went to bed. I cleaned my house in a frenzy of boredom and frustration last week and finally got rid of one of the extra TVs sitting in the movie room. I put the stand it had been sitting on in my room next to my stack-able drawers, and I have plans to make it into an alter/meditation station..thingy. I don't know what all I want to put on it yet, but I have some ideas. I guess I'm going to look at some communities and then head home a bit later. I need to clean the kitchen before the husband gets home.
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Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 08:59 pm
I'm a recent transfer from LiveJournal, having followed a friend over to escape the corruption and drama. I'll probably stay in some communities over there, but this will become my main personal journal. I'm an infrequent poster, so this is mostly for myself, both as a creative outlet and just a place to vent/spew random thoughts. My profile gives a brief overview of who I am and what my interests are, so I won't repeat that stuff here. I don't have much to say at the moment, but I decided a first post was sort of traditional. That said, here I am.

Um..one of the things that will probably be in here a lot is ranting about my job. It sucks a lot and is the biggest source of stress in my life. I'm a cashier at one of the big chain pet stores in the US, and my managers are mostly all a bunch of fuckers. I also cuss a lot. Goes with the territory. I'm currently searching for another job, but I can't afford to quit until I find something. And let me tell you, the hunt is not going well. There's just jack out there that I qualify for or pays enough to be worth it. I'm secretly hoping my husband will get promoted and make me his lazy housewife. >;D

Another thing I've been doing lately is keeping track of what I'm currently reading/listening to/watching. I don't know why. Just something to say, I suppose. Bookwise, I'm almost finished with Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel's Scion. It is the fourth book in an awesome series, and I'm enjoying it immensely. Listening to Tori Amos always, but newly into Laura Izibor. Watching a lot of anime, but that isn't unusual. The husband and I just finished Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, and now we're watching Samurai Girl Real Bout High School. Daphne started off funny but ended on a good but more serious note. Thus far, Samurai Girl is straight comedy. Well, that's about enough rambling for me for now. I'm going to tweak a few more things and then stop ignoring my friends since I'm stealing their internet. Hee.